Is La Niña rising from the dead?

Written off last month as all but a goner, La Niña — El Niño’s cool opposite — now seems to be stirring again in the Pacific, albeit weakly.

A month ago, forecasters were writing the obituary for La Niña. Still in gestation at the time, it looked like it was going to be stillborn.

Not any longer. The latest forecast from the Climate Prediction Center pegs the odds of La Niña coming to term at 70 percent during fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

When a La Niña does develop, it has im

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